by Arupendra Mozumdar, Kumudha Aruldas, Aparna Jain et al.
The Evidence Project, Population Council, September 2016
A new report from the Evidence Project/Population Council outline recommendations for improving awareness and use of national health insurance for family planning and reproductive health services by the urban poor in Uttar Pradesh, India. In 2008, the Government of India launched the National Health Insurance Scheme, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), to enable families living below the poverty line to access a range of health services, including family planning (FP) and other reproductive health (RH) services, at designated private hospitals. The study found a number of demand and supply side barriers to the use of RSBY for health services at private hospitals, and identified concrete recommendations for addressing those barriers.